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how the Adama Committee succeeded in a shock mobilization towards police violence
Assa Traore, Adama Traore's sister, in the course of the June 2 demonstration in entrance of the Paris court docket. Michel Euler / AP

Neighborhood youth "Who by no means mobilize", personalities "That we had by no means seen earlier than", "yellow vests" "Who didn’t think about having something in widespread with this battle", highschool local weather activists "Who need the world to vary", wealthier whites too "Who’re starting to know that they’ve their share on this combat". They have been all there, Tuesday, June 2, earlier than the Paris court docket, to make their voices and anger heard within the face of police violence, on the name of the La Vérité committee for Adama, this younger man of 24 years who died on the bottom of the Persan barracks (Val-d'Oise) in July 2016, after a troublesome cease by the gendarmes. 20,000, in accordance with the Police Prefecture, no less than 60,000, in accordance with the organizers.

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His sister, Assa Traoré, didn’t anticipate this. Neither the seasoned activists round him. "This mobilization marks a generational break, analyzes Almamy Kanouté, of the Adama committee. They’re younger, even very younger. " No one had seen the size of the mobilization coming, which continued this weekend in a number of cities in France. Simply over 23,000 folks gathered in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux, and so forth.

"Accelerated consciousness"

Within the ranks of activists, there’s speak of a conjunction of occasions collaborating in a "Accelerated consciousness" with reference to a technology – that which additionally works for the local weather – which isn’t afraid to overturn the requirements, of a "Coincidence excellent " after many years of preventing racism and 4 years of preventing by the Adama committee, a struggle machine that doesn’t run out of steam, fairly the opposite.

With out HQ or long-term funding, aside from the sale of T-shirts, it’s in Val-de-Marne, in the lounge of Assa Traoré, that all the pieces occurs and is believed, round a big couch in black leather-based that eats half the room.

"Justice for Adama" is above all a combat for the reality in regards to the demise of Adama Traoré; it’s a twists and turns authorized process, punctuated by medical knowledgeable opinions and second opinions; it’s a face, that of Assa Traore, the charismatic huge sister, figurehead of the combat towards police violence; behind the scenes, this can be a committee that works to multiply its actions in lower-income neighborhoods, run its personal info platform on social networks and construct strategic alliances with organizations of the extra-parliamentary left.

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